keratinase

[kĕrə-tn-ās′, -āz′]

n.

Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of keratin.

Nearby words

  1. keratectasia,
  2. keratectomy,
  3. keratic,
  4. keratin,
  5. keratin pearl,
  6. keratinization,
  7. keratinize,
  8. keratinocyte,
  9. keratinosome,
  10. keratinous


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